If you're looking for something to watch while social distancing next weekend — maybe even with the two guests you're now allowed to have over! — Stan have a suggestion for you.
They've sent cameras, lights and mics out to some of Australia's top comedians to record short comedy spots, which they've cut together to create the Australian Lockdown Comedy Festival, running over four weeks — uncannily the exact length of time of the cancelled Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Each episode is set to feature at least six different comedians, and includes names like the Great Australian Bake-Off's Claire Hooper, Gruen's Wil Anderson, Michelle Brasier from Mad as Hell, Bec Charlwood from The Bachelor Unpacked, Orange Is the New Brown's Nazeem Hussain, Tonightly's Tom Ballard, Utopia's Dilruk Jayasinha, Tommy Little and Sam Taunton from The Project and more.
We can expect to see them in their own homes, whether surrounded by their family and pets or all the luxuries of sharehouse living, probably in their comfy clothes, as they comment on the reality of life in lockdown — and life before it.
The line-up of comics also features Dave Hughes, Cal Wilson, Zoë Coombs Marr, Geraldine Hickey, Steph Tisdell, Aaron Chen, Sam Campbell, Nath Valvo, Randy Feltface, Becky Lucas, Nikki Britton, Demi Lardner, Tom Walker, Lauren Bonner, Oliver Twist and Blake Freeman.
The Australian Lockdown Comedy Festival kicks off next weekend on May 9, with new episodes dropping weekly.